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30 December 2009 @ 02:41 pm
Household reclamation  
Accomplished yesterday: One load of laundry washed and put away (it took three runs through the dryer, which is almost four hours, to stop being damp).

Oil changed in car.

Goodwill run, with three full egg crates (one each of videotapes, linens, and miscellaneous housewares).

Called garbage service to find out why trash has not been picked up last two Mondays (figured out a way to phrase that so it wasn't accusatory: rather than "Why hasn't our trash been picked up?" I asked, "I wonder if perhaps the schedule was changed because of the holidays?"). Got trash picked up.

Plan for today: More laundry. Move the short bookcase into the hallway. Measure space and go buy two tall bookcases to go in that space. After dinner, go visit Rich and Tammy and say happy birthday to Mary Claire (MC is Rich's daughter from his first marriage. Her mother has custody.).

Update: One load washed and dried; the second in the dryer. I'll put away both loads together. This is all the laundry that was in the hallway! (To be honest, though, there's probably another three or four loads strewn around the rest of house.) Also, Dale moved the short bookcase back into the hall, and we went to Goodwood and bought a tall bookcase to go in the corner of the library (36"x84"). That'll give me another three feet for records, and with any luck I won't find any more huge stashes thereof.
Fat Fred the Otter and Skippy: iotterfatfred on December 30th, 2009 08:47 pm (UTC)

Do you have an IKEA near you?
They have one of their tall bookcases on sale Jan. 1 only for 99$.
I picked up my living room and got the extra TV off the futon!
Janet Miles, CAP-OMjanetmiles on December 31st, 2009 12:59 am (UTC)
Congratulations! Nearest IKEA is in Atlanta, Georgia, which is about three and a half hours away. We went up to Goodwood in Knoxville, and bought a bookcase to match two of the three already in that room -- 36" by 84" solid wood.
Fat Fred the Otter and Skippy: iotterfatfred on December 31st, 2009 01:47 am (UTC)

Solid wood... the way I load bookcases, Oh yea.
starcat_jewelstarcat_jewel on December 30th, 2009 08:58 pm (UTC)
If the dryer problem is consistent (as opposed to "you were doing a load of really thick fabrics"), a check of the output hose is indicated. My dryer quit drying things once, and there was a plug of lint in the hose that would have choked an elephant. Once that was removed, the problem went away.
Janet Miles, CAP-OMjanetmiles on December 31st, 2009 12:56 am (UTC)
It's been consistent since we first installed it, 15 years ago. I think it's just, well, to use the Southern term, kind of puny.

However, it couldn't hurt to check the output hose, and I'll mention that to Dale.